Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has a lot bigger fish to fry than the sale of his home, but nonetheless, the second-term leader of the commonwealth will try and squeeze in a little real estate business along with other official business — like appointing an interim replacement for U.S. Sen. John Kerry, who is likely going to be the next U.S. secretary of State.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and his wife, Diane, are looking again to sell their home. Source: Elections’ Meter

This is the second time that Patrick and his wife have tried to sell their stately home at 75 Hinckley Rd, Milton, MA 02186, which is listed for $1.5 million. The couple bought the home in 1989 for $560,000 and first attempted to sell it in 2009, when the list price was $1.925 million. The price was dropped to $1.725 million before the listing was removed in Dec. 2010.

The home was built in 1923 and sits in the tree-lined Columbines neighborhood just south of Boston. With 6,880 square feet, the home has 6 bedrooms, 9 working fireplaces plus a former staff quarters that contains another three rooms.

The home has an updated kitchen and the kind of dining room you would expect from a political player whose past assignments include deputy U.S. attorney general under President Bill Clinton and whose future has been rumored to include anything from U.S. attorney general or, perhaps, 2016 Democratic presidential candidate.

For now, though, Patrick is busy resetting his state-level Cabinet for the final two years of his gubernatorial term. He is also looking for a temporary replacement for Sen. Kerry, who is expected to replace Hillary Clinton in President Barack Obama’s Cabinet. A replacement would serve until Massachusetts holds a special election to fill the Senate seat.


About the Author

Laura Vecsey is a former sports columnist, news reporter and politics writer and has worked for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Baltimore Sun, Albany (N.Y.) Times-Union and Harrisburg Patriot-News. She was also a regional editor with She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College.

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